Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks collaboration is not happening.
On Monday, Banks posted a statement on Instagram asking Mel B from the Spice Girls and Nicki Minaj to jump on her new single “Anna Wintour.” She revealed that the track will be the first from her upcoming album Fantasea II: The Second Wave. The head barbie has already got wind of the request and completely shut it down. “It was a big fat hell no when she was shown the post on Instagram,” Urban Islandz sources around Nicki Minaj told us this morning.
“This is coming from a person who for years troll Nicki on social media trying to undermine her achievement in the game, so to see her now asking for a collaboration is laughable at most, f*** out here with that sh**,” sources insisted. In her defense, Azealia Banks made a big leap recently in extending an olive branch to Nicki Minaj and even praised her for her achievements.
Last month, Banks even defended Nicki from severe criticism from Joe Budden and Charlamagne Tha God. But not because she defended the Trinidadian rapper from two of the most powerful voices in hip hop punditry means that they are now BFFs, at least that is what Nicki’s people are saying.
Nevertheless, it would be good to start seeing females in hip hop start working with each other again. Azealia Banks seems like she genuinely wants to patch things up with Ms. Minaj and working together on this track would be a great way to put their differences aside and prove to the industry that the ladies in rap can unite.
“This song was inspired by a remix of ice princess by @juniorsanchezofficial” Banks wrote on Instagram. “I took the glitches melody he put on it and wrote lyrics to it. I referenced a lot of Stacie Orrico for this song . I wanted to write a song that could double as a praise to God. It’s a song about learning to love, learning to accept love and learning how to love yourself.